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Nonstandard IP port usage a red flag for malware: Palo Alto

The behaviour of IP port-hungry applications like Skype and BitTorrent reflect the type of evasive behaviour that is increasingly being deployed as malware employs ever trickier tactics to avoid detection by conventional firewalls, Palo Alto Networks global senior security analyst Wade Williamson has warned.

David Braue | 24 Jul | Read more

Ubuntu Forums breach affects nearly 2m users

Canonical on Saturday issued an alert that “every user’s local user name, password and email address” had been obtained by hackers. The breach affects about 1.82 million registered users of the site, according to [[xref:http://web.archive.org/web/20130622180319/http://ubuntuforums.org/forum.php?s=08b8ec0fc361533815d92d22e0e108cc|snapshot archive|]] of the site.

Liam Tung | 22 Jul | Read more

Five Key Challenges Facing CSOs Today

2012 has been a tough year for IT security and the trend seems to be continuing into 2013. We have now become accustomed to groups such as Anonymous that have wreaked havoc on a number of large government and corporate organisations. A new frontier in cyber threats has opened. The driver for cyber intrusion is no longer fame, but theft of intellectual property, financial information, blueprints and other classified information for financial gain.

Ashwin Pal | 10 Jul | Read more

Avoiding cloud security pitfalls

Enterprises need to take responsibility for cloud security and work together with their service providers if they are going to avoid the pitfalls, said Telstra enterprise and infrastructure services IT director Lalitha Biddulph.

Hamish Barwick | 03 Jul | Read more

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